Match highlights of the rather disappointing 3-1 defeat at Anfield last night. I say disappointing although I never really expected anything from the match. However there is no excuse for some of our players coming up so short performance wise.
Going to Anfield is always a tough ask. People will point towards the amount of pints they’ve dropped at home as some for of justification that we should have done better but the reality is that most teams who have earned points at Anfield have been lucky to do so. Mind you it’s not excuse for our boys just not turning up on the night.
Meanwhile Alan Pardew was left frustrated at the manner of the second goal and feels it was the turning point in the game.
Kenny Dalglish was left pleased with his sides effort and commitment as his side move into fifth in the Premier League table.
The most annoying thing for me though is that we could and should have played better. Too many players weren’t at the races and our usual work ethic and commitment wasn’t there. It’s the worst I’ve seen us play all season in truth. Not a great way to end 2011.
And with Manchester United next it’s not a great way to start 2012 either!